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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 131Y: Extreme risk protection orders; annual reporting

Section 131Y. The court shall annually, not later than December 31, issue a report on the use of extreme risk protective orders. The report shall be submitted to the executive office of public safety and security, the chairs of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, the chairs of the joint committee on the judiciary, the chairs of the joint committee on mental health substance use and recovery, and clerks of the senate and the house of representatives. The report shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following information:

(1) the number of extreme risk protective order petitions filed;

(2) the number of extreme risk protective order petitions that lead to a respondent's surrender pursuant to section 131S;

(3) the number of extreme risk protective order petitions that are heard but not granted;

(4) the number of emergency extreme risk protective order petitions filed;

(5) the number of emergency extreme risk protective order petitions that lead to a respondent's surrender pursuant to 131T;

(6) the number of emergency extreme risk protective order petitions that are heard but not granted;

(7) the number of extreme risk protective order or emergency extreme risk protective order petitions filed that are deemed to be fraudulent;

(8) the race and ethnicity of the petitioner and respondent;

(9) the gender and gender identity of the petitioner and respondent;

(10) the data on the duration of extreme risk protection orders;

(11) the number of instances in which an order has been terminated or otherwise modified prior to its original expiration date; and

(12) the number of instances in which a fine has been assessed for a filed petition that was deemed to be fraudulent.